On this day: May 9

POSTED: 11:16 AM PDT May 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 08, 2016 

Ben Franklin prints his "Join, or Die" political cartoon, the FDA approves the first oral contraceptive, impeachment hearings for President Nixon begin, and "Golden Girls" airs its final episode, all on this day.

OTD May 9 - Golden Girls
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1992: The sitcom "Golden Girls" airs its 180th and final episode after seven seasons. The series, which starred Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, ranked among the top 10 highest-rated programs for six out of its seven seasons. The finale was watched by 27.2 million viewers, roughly 38 percent of the audience at that time.


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